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US Federal Reserve Exploring Digital Dollar and Its Effect on Monetary System

The United States Federal Reserve System is exploring the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) and what issues and risks it could potentially pose. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell provided a response to U.S. Representatives French Hill and Bill Fosters’ request on whether the Federal Reserve plans to launch a national digital …

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Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini Buys Nifty Gateway, Marking Its First-Ever Acquisition

The Winklevoss twins’ Gemini exchange has made its first-ever acquisition by purchasing the Nifty Gateway platform, which enables users to buy and manage non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Tyler Winklevoss revealed the acquisition in a Nov. 19 blog post, detailing that so-called “nifties” are a unique asset or good on a blockchain that differ from other cryptocurrencies …

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Crypto Markets Showing Signs of Recovery, While BTC Stalls Above $8500

Sunday, Nov. 17 — Crypto markets are showing mild signs of recovery, while Bitcoin (BTC) stumbles above the $8,500 price mark. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 For the better part of the day, the world’s largest cryptocurrency has been trading within a tight range between $8,500 and $8,600, while slowly finding its way towards …

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Venezuela to Pay Retirees and Pensioners Christmas Bonus in Petro

Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro announced that the Christmas bonus of the country’s retirees and pensioners will be paid to them in the national cryptocurrency Petro. The Twitter profile of local news outlet Venepress reported on Maduro’s remarks on Nov. 17. This particular instance is not the first time that Venezuela pushes Petro into the wallets …

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Top-5 Cryptos This Week: NEO, LINK, ADA, BNB, LEO

The United States Federal Reserve believes that stablecoins “could complement existing payment systems and improve consumer welfare” but the operators behind the digital assets will require constant oversight and regulation. The Fed warned that if a stablecoin payment network achieves a global scale quickly, it will increase risks related to financial stability and monetary policy. …

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Crypto News From Japan: Nov. 11–17 in Review

In this week’s selected cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news from Japan, a new association promoting crypto assets in antiquing was born, a well-known cryptocurrency trader was arrested and the Kyoto University started participating in the XRP ledger. Here is the past week of cryptocurrency and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan. Crypto …

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Crypto Markets Turn Red While BTC Fails to Impress Below $8,500

Friday, Nov. 15 — Crypto markets are mostly showing red candlesticks, while Bitcoin (BTC) fails to impress as it crawls its way below the $8,500 price point. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 For most of the day, the world’s largest cryptocurrency has been trading within a tight range between $8,700 and $8,600, while taking …

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Paypal’s Pornhub Snub Pumps Verge (XVG) by 33% on 168% Volume Surge

Verge (XVG) has seen a 33% pump in the 24 hours following Paypal’s move to pull the plug on the adult entertainment website Pornhub. XVG — whose creators struck a deal with Pornub back in April 2018 — has skyrocketed in value since the PayPal news broke on Nov. 14, as Coin360 data shows. XVG …

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John McAfee: Authorities Should Not Expect Crypto Firms to Stop Crypto Crimes

John McAfee said that it is not the responsibility of cryptocurrency firms to help prevent crypto use in crime. McAfee delivered his remarks in an interview with Washington D.C.-based news agency The Hill on Nov. 11. McAfee argued that authorities should not require cryptocurrency companies and trading platforms to help them control digital currency use …

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HCM Capital Expects China’s Digital Currency to Launch in 2-3 Months

Founding managing partner of HCM Capital, the private equity arm of electronics manufacturer Foxconn, Jack Lee, says China’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is ready and expects it to launch in two to three months.  During an interview with CNBC published on Nov. 11, Lee also suggested that the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) will …

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